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Duke University Job Description


Job Code: 0502
Job Level: 10
Revised Date: 06/18/1996
Job Family: JF 14

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Occupational Summary

Perform a variety of police duties in enforcing laws to protect lives and Duke University property.

Work Performed

Perform a variety of police duties in patrolling assigned area on foot or in police car to detect crime and to arrest violators; patrol parking lots, outlying University properties and University buildings to ensure their security.

Regulate pedestrian and vehicular traffic; investigate traffic accidents and file preliminary accident report; check all automobiles on University property for improper parking, overtime parking and display of University registration decal; issue tickets for vehicular violations. Provide emergency ambulance service and temporary first-aid treatment to members of the University community and to visitors; provide emergency escort service to students and staff where necessary.

Prepare and present testimony in court concerning traffic violations, burglaries and other offenses.

Provide information about Duke University to students, staff and the general public. Escort money for various University units upon request.

Provide security for special University events.

Assist in the training of new public safety officers.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires comprehensive and communication skills normally acquired through a high school education. A North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement certification is required.



Work requires no prior experience.


Work requires a minimum age limit of 20 years. Work also requires a North Carolina driver's license.





The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.